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Waterbury man arrested following double stabbing, home invasion

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NAUGATUCK -- Naugatuck Police Department are investigating a double stabbing that sent two people to the hospital with serious injuries Friday.

The victims stabbed involved a pregnant woman and another man. The suspect is 63-year-old Rafael Hernandez who appeared in court Monday.

Police said on Friday night, they responded to a domestic disturbance near Carroll Street in Naugatuck. When investigators arrived, they found a woman and a man with multiple stab wounds as well as Hernandez.

“He had evidence of being involved in a stabbing he was bleeding on one arm and had a cut that consisted with him holding a knife and possibly stabbing himself by using a knife. She had some serious injuries to her side and abdomen,” said Lt. Bryan Cammarata from the Naugatuck Police Department.

Both victims suffered serious injuries, but are expected to be okay. However, police said there are still many things that are unclear such as the relationship between all three, as well as a motive for the attack.

Lt. Cammarata said Hernandez and the female victim have children together. Two of the children watched the incident unfold.

“There were still two juveniles located in the house and who were present when it took place,” said Lt. Cammarata.

Police will be conducting more interviews with witnesses to learn any additional details. Hernandez was charged with first degree assault, first degree assault on a pregnant female, home invasion, first degree reckless endangerment, risk of injury and criminal mischief.

Hernandez is being held on $3 million bond.

Hernandez is expected to be back in court on September 26th for another hearing.

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